[DB-SIG] Databases and Unicode

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:59:58 +0100

Hi everybody,

I'm currently looking into adding Unicode support to mxODBC and
was wondering about the best way to add it (I'm also thinking
about an extension to the DB API).

Here are some possibilities:

1. enable the support using a compile time switch
2. enable the support on a per-connection basis
3. enable the support on a per-cursor basis

I already have an experimental version of 1.

Thoughts ?

An a related topic: what would you consider the best way to 
implement column type binding and output conversion APIs ?

Do any of the DB API module authors have experience with this ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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